You know you need a prenatal vitamin, but which one? We’re here to simplify your supplement search, so you can find a better pill to swallow.
Now that you’re eating for two, every bite counts, but simply piling your plate with a few more fruits and veggies isn’t going to cut it. “Expectant moms need only an extra 300 calories per day to provide for a … Continue reading →
You don’t have to completely give up ice cream or potato chips—but cutting back on processed foods during pregnancy could offer healthy benefits for moms-to-be.
When pregnancy’s cravings strike, most expectant mamas reach for salty, sweet or sour foods like mini candy bars or boxed macaroni and cheese. And while there’s nothing wrong with indulging in these types of treats on occasion, nutritionists are quick … Continue reading →
Don’t cast off seafood for fear of mercury exposure! We’re here to tackle the most common questions about eating fish during pregnancy.
If you’re like most pregnant women, your sense of smell (and taste) has developed exponentially since you conceived. Foods you might have liked pre-bump now turn your stomach, and smells hit you like a brick wall. And for many women, … Continue reading →
Looking to power up your pregnancy with extra energy and enhanced support for your growing babe? Protein is your new best friend.
If you’ve ever wondered how what you’re eating each day affects your babe-to-be, consider this: The protein in your diet is providing the building blocks for all of baby’s developing tissues. His organs, skin, hair and almost every cell need … Continue reading →
Forget the coffee, these fatigue-zapping foods will put some pep in your step.
Most moms-to-be are all too familiar with all-out energy drains—that exhausted feeling that breaks you down mentally to the point where the only activity you can fathom is watching TV with a carton of Ben & Jerry’s. While many people … Continue reading →
Brie, swordfish and chardonnay might be off the table for the next nine months, but with these tasty alternatives, you won’t miss ’em one bit.
Let’s be honest: Being the pregnant lady at the dinner party is not a lot of fun. As everyone else digs into the cheese plate and downs libations, you are likely left searching for a glass of ginger ale and … Continue reading →
The key to getting a good night’s sleep might be found not on your pillow but in your grocery cart.
Going through your day in a zombie-like state? Well, misery loves company. Roughly 8 out of 10 women report periods of sleep disturbance during pregnancy, citing everything from being uncomfortable at night to feelings of anxiety to restless legs as … Continue reading →
Don't put your blender into storage just because summer days are behind us! Keep ingredients seasonal, and enjoy nutritious, pregnancy-friendly concoctions year-round.
When the right ingredients are whizzed together, a smoothie can flood the body with a cornucopia of must-have nutrients, many of which are vital for the healthiest nine months possible. And when that baby bump is disrupting your appetite for … Continue reading →
A balanced diet can make for a smoother ride when it comes to pregnancy's emotional roller coaster.
When you’re pregnant, your body undergoes immense changes—and so does your mood. You may be over the moon about impending mamahood one day and a bump-bearing basket case the next. Keeping your emotions under control at all times is next … Continue reading →
Whether you plan to follow a gluten-free, paleo or even vegan diet throughout your pregnancy, proper nutrition is paramount when you’re eating for two.
With the exception of occasionally indulging in cravings for foods like ice cream and pizza, most moms-to-be try to eat nutritiously throughout pregnancy. But a healthy diet means different things to different people. For Angela Liddon, mom-to-be in Ontario, Canada, … Continue reading →